Ensuring that all of the objects in an IFC model are associated with tasks

In order for a project schedule to be as accurate as possible, you must ensure that all of the tasks in the project are associated with an object in the relevant IFC model and that all of the objects in the IFC model or IFC group model are associated with a task. There are three ways of identifying tasks and objects in an IFC model or IFC group model that may still need to be associated with each other.

Identifying tasks that are not associated with an object in an IFC model

To identify tasks that are not associated with an object in an IFC model - ie tasks to which neither an IFC product search nor an IFC product selection have been assigned - on the View tab, in the Views group, click the View dropdown and select Show Tasks Without IFC Products. The current view is updated to display only those tasks that have no IFC product assignments.

This command operates as a toggle switch: click it once to display only tasks with no IFC product assignments and click it again to display tasks regardless of whether or not they have an IFC product assignment.

Identifying objects in an IFC model or IFC group model that are not included in an IFC product search or in an IFC product selection

To identify objects in an IFC model or IFC group model that are not included in an IFC product search or in an IFC product selection, on the BIM tab, in the 3D Viewer group, click the Hide/Show Items dropdown and select Unassigned Product Mode. The IFC model or IFC group model that is displayed in the IFC Model pane is updated to display only those objects that are not included in an IFC product search or in an IFC product selection.

This command operates as a toggle switch: click it once to turn on unassigned product mode and click it again to turn off unassigned product mode. When in unassigned product mode, the display of objects is updated automatically as you work, so as soon as an object has been included in an IFC product search or IFC product selection, it will disappear from view when unassigned product mode is in operation.

Identifying objects in an IFC model or IFC group model that are not associated with a task in the project

To identify objects in an IFC model or IFC group model that are not associated with a task in the project - this will include both objects that are not included in an IFC product search or in an IFC product selection and objects that are included in an IFC product search or IFC product selection that has not yet been assigned to a task - on the BIM tab, in the 3D Viewer group, click the Hide/Show Items dropdown and select Unscheduled Product Mode. The IFC model or IFC group model that is displayed in the IFC Model pane is updated to display only those objects that are not associated with a task in the project.

This command operates as a toggle switch: click it once to turn on unscheduled product mode and click it again to turn off unscheduled product mode. When in unscheduled product mode, the display of objects is updated automatically as you work, so as soon as an object has been associated with a task in the project, it will disappear from view when unscheduled product mode is in operation.

Related Topics:

Ways of associating objects in an IFC model with tasks

Associating objects in an IFC model with tasks using IFC product searches

Associating objects in an IFC model with tasks using IFC product selections

Associating objects in an IFC model with tasks using drag and drop

Associating objects in an IFC model with tasks according to name, code library or WBS code

Identifying the IFC objects that are associated with tasks